Primary Faculty

Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D.
Manipulation and exploitation of the host cell biology by intracellular bacterial pathogens

Pascale Alard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular and cellular regulation of autoimmune diabetes and lupus

Haribabu Bodduluri, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice-Chair
Signal transduction, leukotriene receptors in inflammation and host response. 

Carolyn Casella, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Understanding vaccine adjuvants

Donghoon Chung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
RNA virus replication and antiviral discovery

James Collins, D.Phil.
Assistant Professor

Adaptation and selection of enteric pathogens

Ryan Doster, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pathogenesis of bacterial infections during pregnancy

Nejat K. Egilmez, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair
Immunity in tumor suppression and progression.

James E. Graham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Global analysis of bacterial gene expression, Microbial adaptive responses and infectious disease pathogenesis.

Venkatakrishna R. Jala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Microbiota and Microbial Metabolites in Inflammatory Disorders and Cancer

Irina Kirpich, Ph.D., MPH 
Associate Professor
Gut-Liver axis and Host-Microbiota interactions in liver disease

Michele M. Kosiewicz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunoregulation, Tolerance, Autoimmunity and Microbiota

Matthew B. Lawrenz, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies 
Host-pathogen interactions, identification of bacterial virulence factors, regulation of virulence factors in bacteria

Qingsheng Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Immunity and nutrition in Lung Carcinogenesis

Thomas C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Immunology of vaccine adjuvants and Toll-like receptors

Sharmila Nair, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Oncolytic viruses in cancer therapy 

Carolyn Roberson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Education and Faculty Development

Russell D. Salter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies
Biology of cytokines involved in inflammation

Kevin Sokoloski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Characterizing the role(s), and biological significance, of host factors on viral RNA function throughout the viral life-cycle, from entry to exit.

Jonathan Warawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Imaging and pathogenesis of pulmonary bacterial pathogens using animal models.

Huang-Ge Zhang, Ph.D.
Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Immunology
Regulation of leukocyte inflammatory function in autoimmune disease and cancer

Jian Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The impact of aging on viral respiratory infections.